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>> >> >> good morning, good morning. >> good morning. >> >> the department of aging and adult service commission, could we have the roll, call? >> president sullivan. >> yes. >> commissioner itani. >> here.
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>> commissioner loo. >> here. >> commissioner ow. >> here. >> roy. >> here. >> commissioner similars. >> thank you. >> and could we have the approval of the september third 2014 agenda? could i have a motion it approve? >> so moved. >> second. >> is it moved, and seconded that we approve this september third, 2014, agenda, all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? >> aye, and the motion is carried. >> and could we have approval of the august 6, commission meeting minutes in >> so moved. >> second. >> it is moved and seconded that we approve the august, 6, 2014, commission meeting, all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed?
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>> motion carries, we have at proval of a consent agenda. >> could i have a motion? >> so moved. >> moved and seconded that we approve the consent agenda, all in favor? >> aye. >> opposed? aye haves it and so the motion is carried. >> thank you. >> the reports? and we have the special employee recognition department of aging and adult services and recognize chun yin law from inhome support service, as a september employee of the month. >> so today we are honoring
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chun lin law who works in the ihss program and he is a supervisor there. >> and so the folks that come to provide the excitement and the support, and could you stand up, please? maus plause [ applause ] >> okay. >> and okay. >> so. just in case, the folks don't know, i just asked is the biggest problem in the department of aging and adult services and so being at least 22,000 older adults and disabled adults every year. and with what? about 18,000 independent providers. we also have in that 22,000, i don't know, megan, how many people in the contract? >> 4,000. 4,000?
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>> right. >> and 500. >> yeah. >> okay. >> and so the work in ihss just like all of the other programs, in the department of aging and adult services is really essential, because when you think about what happens when the folks stay at home who have chronic disease and who have problems with their mobility, or cooking, or any of the personal care, and things, and the old, old days, before there were programs like home care, stuff like that, and ended up in institutions and i worked in one when i was a kid and that velly what put the people there when they could not manage the things themselves and now here we are all of these many, many years later and home care is something that we have just all think belongs in the world and it is in the world except for those people in the middle who have trouble paying for services, and it is pretty attain able for the folks. >> and so, as a said, ihss we
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are a 300-plus department, of employees, and about 150 of those are in ihss and to be honored by your peers out of that many people is quite a thing, i think. yeah. >> so, i want to read a little bit about you. because i think that it is important what people say about their peers and how they honor them. and one of the, and there are many things and so you will get to have this when you leave today, but there are several things in here, that really, really caught my eye, and were insightful. and one was, that you have a wonderful attitude, which it is really an important when you in a working environment, working with the other folks and also, working with consumers, around the difficulty issues. and also, helping as a supervisor, to help to guide your team, all right? >> and so a smile on your face
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that says no complaints. >> no complaints. no complaints. and inside, inside, and inside. and but, it also says that he is really great at sharing his management with what workers and consumers are experiencing in the field and in their homes, and how else do we know, how do improve or do things differently unless the folks who are in the field come back and tell us and or unless the consumers share their thoughts with their workers and that information comes back to us and really it is pretty critical and it is another piece of quality assurance work that goes on. he is assessing 200 to 250 people every month. and that is with only 7 people in his unit and so if you think about those assessments they are actually long, and i mean over the years i have tried to add things to that assessment and i am always 12. no, no, because it takes so long to do those assessments so it is time consuming but it is really good work.
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and it is rewarding work. and so today, we honor you, and i would be, remiss if i didn't add that, you seem to have amazing computer and analytical skills that i think that the folks have put to use, and ihss. and so, we are grateful for that because there is a lot of us in the world have no ability in that regard at all. no ability and we are stuck in the e-mail and that is how it is. any way, thank you, very, very much. >> and i didn't know if you wanted to say a few words or not, it is not mandatory. but if you don't, then have you to dance or something. >> i will talk about this. >> okay. >> thank you. >> first off i want to thank the city for giving me the opportunity to be or to serve the community and also the community, and also to give the
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opportunity to do what i love which is to help people and i would like to thank them for the leadership and thank you. and that we have it here for the mentoring and coaching. and of course, i can thank my team, and they do all of the hard work, really, and they are serving hard is what make the program work, and they are the front line worker and going into that kind of
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[ applause ] >> >> the commission also thank you for your hard work too. next on the agenda is the director's report. and anne hinton. >> good morning, president james and commissioners, a couple of things this morning, just want to draw everyone's
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attention to the fact that we are being televised for the very first time. this comes to us for a number of reasons. one is that the commission itself has been very interested in making sure that the really
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to and that is all that i have today. >> yes the one that you are going to work on is about justice for those two work, can you explain it to us? what that encompass? >> so, in adult and in the world of adult protective services, >> justice. >> right. >> yeah. >> and so, yeah. >> in the world of adult protective services, for many years now, we have had the country, has had the opportunity to fund the other justice act. and the other justice act is a national piece of legislation, that would provide focus, to local communities, and to states, ultimately it is to provide the funding for the
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states, to really deal with protective services issues and we have been stalled and the other justice, act is i am place.
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>> give us an idea of how many people are working, if this is increased there will be more people work ng that department. >> we don't see any increase coming. the news on the horizon is that there has not been money, and it is not looking like there will be money, and if the money should come right now, it is only ten million dollars, for the whole country. so just given the california size, and we think that the dollars here would be pretty minimal, if it is anything and we are very fortunate in san francisco that we have a city
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that has believed, that this is an important issue. and so, we have been able to staff, in a way that many other counties in our state have not staffed and i can't tell you, do we have 50 people in aps? >> about 40 to 50 people are in the adult protective services but we are speaking specifically of the adult protective services right now. >> and any other questions? >> and okay. >> i just had one follow up on that. and what department was that funding coming from? >> what department? >> the department of justice? >> or do you... >> actually, i thought that the money eventually was coming to the aoa, but i could be wrong about that. >> okay.
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>> i just wondering, what department did it come from, in the federal department, and i know not human services, but maybe, some other department? >> well, i think that ultimately, it is part of the president's budget request, to congress and it was my understanding that it would come in under the aging administration, and maybe part of the human services. >> all right. >> thank you. >> next, could we have the advisory council report, and vice president? >> good morning, president james, and commissioners and the executive director hinton. i am the vice president and i am filling in for mrs. perina who is out of the area. the advisory council met on wednesday, august 20th, 2014. and the media was conducted and
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in remedy of mrs. vera hail. and the president report was given by mrs. (inaudible) and they reported that the elder scams are on the rise and, she reported that she had received several calls from english-speaking well educated individuals and that those people and their peers are now the targets of the scams and calls. the calls, originate around a young person in some time of trouble and they have the name and the location that have particular individual, and when they called, the person, they have all of the accurate information. and the theme is that the young person is in some type of trouble, and they can resolve the issue if you send via western union, between the amount of $1,000 and $3,000. and these are folks who as i stated, are very well educated
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and they don't feel that they would fall for a scam, but unfortunately, they are not a target of this type of a scam. and elder abuse. and they also have the phone numbers of the people who were calling, untrackable and so somehow they have worked out a system that we can call you but you can't trace the calls back. >> the reports in the field, from our membership committee and mrs. cathy ruso, and announced that mr. benny wo ng is nominated by the commission to become an additional member of the advisory council and we also have reports from the field, both are parts of the aging and adult service came to clarify the guidelines to the advisory council, regarding the
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site visits that we make to the agencies that are funded by the department of aging adult services. the presentation was very informative, and the packets that they gave us was very or had, showed the questions that they asked, so as to when we as the council members go out will not duplicate and ask the same types of questions and we as council members go as consumer and not as a staff member from the department. our education committee trains at the center, and that is part to develop, to mr. mario and narara of the department of aging and adult services, this is, marcy, myself, and also, mrs. patty clement, are doing very well and they are well and attended and our next training will be in october. and we had a call for a nominating committee, for the incoming officers and that will
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take place in november. that is my report. >> any questions? >> any questions? >> commissioners? >> thank you, very much, mr. schmidt that was helple and one minor, that they voted to recommend the appointment, and we will be voting on later on in this morning's proceedings. >> thank you. >> any other comments? >> questions? >> thank you. >> thank you. >> okay. next, is the advisory council joint legislative report commissioner richard ow. >> yes. i am happy to announce that the governor last week signed sb 997. that is the starting in 2015, when we file our state
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franchise income tax for the years of 2014, we can indicate in one of those line items, that how much money we recommend or actually do not recommend, we actually appropriated by the tax payer, and how much money into this item. and that is that supposed my tax liability is 300 dollars to the franchise forward. and i can indicate that i won that portion, the whole portion or part of the portion of this $300, liability, goes into the senior legislative council, that we have. and you know, fight for these senior rights, and a lot of the
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lower and even it indicated that i can estimate more than my constitution or my tax liability, more than my ability and my tax ability, but as to how much i make a couple of phone calls, and i have no answers. later on, i may give you more definite answer. and those funds will be high in staff, and researched the people, to the senior benefits and the message will go to our legislatures, and the governor, so that is good starting point. and for the whole council of the senior legislative committee they are more money
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to spend. and we wrote up a letter in support of the legislation, and the letter went out after our committee and our business, and you have those letters, and they are sent out right? >> right, the letters have gone. >> good. >> and to the governor, and supporting... >> right, because since both bodies have taken action on those legislative bills before, and sent letters of support to the both of the houses, in sacramento, now that the legislation has advanced to the governor, we could continue on that path, so that is where the letters went. >> so we have a list of over 30 legislation, and it consists of four pages that the letters lead to the committee will be working on. thank you. >> that will be my report. >> okay. >> and then we have the
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comments commissioners? >> thank you. >> moving right along. the long term care coordinating council, report? >> good day, commissioners and happy september and welcome commissioners. and there is no meeting for the long term coordinating council in august. and so, i am reporting out for the meeting that occurred in the library in july 10th, i believe. and as typically we found a format and most of the standing committees gave a series of announcements, and there is money for for instance from bill hersh and the money for the eviction defense and the homeless housing, and the mayor's office of disability and they are looking at the
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sol, elevator situation, which is brewing for quite some time and again, these are just the announcements. and policy and finance is going to be looking at supply and demand for the entire array of long term care service and supports, and then there is discussion on the expanding the committee which is the kind of navigater for the council and the future agendas. and the main presentation was from rick crane and jessica layman who are the two hired consultants to carry out the 18-month, scan grant to the long term coordinating council. and to look at a series of issues, and rick is going to be doing an internal and external stand of the council and other long term care services in the city, and county of san francisco, jessica is going to be coordinating town hall meetings so that it is the focus groups and the first one, september 11th is going to be
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assembly, or supervisor, district, 17, the candidates are campos and david chiu, and they talk about their vision for the long term care. and aging and disability services. would either one of them would get elected to replace tom up in the assembly seat, because tom is turning out. >> and so, that presentation, was really quite illuminating and sets the course and the other presentation was on the action item and the communication plan was presented by jessica, too, and i am losing it. to provide a marketing plan for the council, so that all of the goals and objectives and strategies from the long term coordinating council can be better communicated to the city and the

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